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Wide Area Fixation Sensitive

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For fixation of wound pads, dressings and medical equipment

  • Cut to size
  • Suitable for all body parts
  • Extra flexible and stretchy
  • Breathable and skin-friendly
  • Dermatologically approved*

* skin compatibility dermatologically approved


Elastoplast Wide Area Fixation

Elastoplast Wide Area Fixation is ideal for use with a wound pad or compress as a first aid dressing to protect wounds from bacteria and dirt. It’s made of a soft and flexible non-woven material that makes it extra comfortable and pleasant to wear, particularly on larger body areas such as the back and belly - or on moving joints. 

Easy to apply, Elastoplast Wide Area Fixation can be cut according to wound size.

Elastoplast Wide Area Fixation is dermatologically approved* and suitable for sensitive skin and post-operative wounds. It’s painless to remove.

*Skin compatibility dermatologically approved

How to use

Someone cutting plaster to size with scissors
Cleanse wound and gently dry skin. Cut Wide Area Fixation to required size and shape.
Peeling back protective sheet on plaster
Remove one part of the protective paper.
Wound dressing applied to persons back
Apply dressing or compress to the wound.
Plaster being applied to back
Apply Wide Area Fixation on healthy skin to fix wound pad or compresses in place.
Removing protective backing onto dressing
Remove the remaining part of the protective paper while applying to the skin.
Plaster edges being secured on a person
Avoid creases and apply without stretching.
Product  Type  Size  Quantity
Wide Area Fixation Sensitive  cut-to-size 1m x 10cm  1 Piece 
1. How often should I change the wide area fixation?
Wide Area Fixation is used for fixation of a wound pad or dressing. Usually, it is recommended to change the wound dressing daily for hygiene reasons.
2. Is it better to let small wounds dry at the fresh air instead of putting on a bandage?
It is one of the wound care myths that keeping minor cuts and grazes uncovered and let air get to them helps them to heal faster, however the contrary is true! Research shows that covered wounds heal more efficiently and have a reduced risk of infection. Elastoplast products provide protection until the wound is completely healed.
3. When should I consult a doctor?

We recommend contacting a medical professional under the following circumstances:

  • if the wound is deep and causing major bleeding 
  • if the wound shows signs of infection such as redness, warmth, pain and/or swelling
  • if there are embedded foreign objects in it 
  • in case of animal or human bites 
  • if the wound is in the area of the face 
  • if there is insufficient tetanus vaccination 
  • and of course always when you have questions or are uncertain.
4. What if my wound gets infected and suppurates?
You should contact a medical professional if you recognise signs of infection. This is not only the occurrence of pus but also swelling, redness, heat, pain, itching or burning. In case of infection the wound will need medical care and special medical treatment.
5. How can I cushion the wound?
You can place Elastoplast sterile compress to cushion your wounds. Sterile compresses like this are recommended by WHO and Red Cross for home first aid kits. This sterile compress, made of soft and pure cotton, protects large wounds such as cuts, grazes, burns, and lacerations.
6. Why do I have to place an extra pad or dressing under the bandage when I have a wound?
Elastoplast Wide Area Fixation does not contain a wound pad which is necessary to absorb blood and wound exudate and to ensure that the wound area is cushioned and hygienically protected. Thus, a wound should first be covered with a wound pad or dressing which then can be fixed with Elastoplast Wide Area Fixation.
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